Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Ontario County

Where is the Ontario County Recorder's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Ontario County Clerk’s Office located at:

20 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 396-4200
E-mail: matthew.hoose@co.ontario.ny.us

Hours
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

What is Ontario County's Recording Backlog?

The Ontario County Clerk’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Ontario County?

If your construction project is located in Ontario County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Ontario County?

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Ontario County?

The Ontario County Clerk’s recording fees are as follows:

Recording Fees

Deeds, Mortgages

Record a one-page document: $50.00
Each additional page: $5.00

Lien Fees

Mechanic’s Lien, Notice of Public Service Lien, and Public Improvement Lien

Filing: $15.00
Discharge by payment into court: $10.00
Affidavit of service: $5.00
Notice or order to continue, amendment: No fee
Satisfaction or cancel: No fee
Notice of lending, filing: $15.00
Public welfare lien: No Fee

Copy Fees

Recorded or filed documents – per page: $0.65
Recorded or filed documents – minimum charge: $1.30
Prepare and certify a copy – per page: $1.25
Prepare and certify a copy – minimum charge: $5.00
Exemplified: $15.00

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Ontario County Recorder's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person, by mail or online.

In Person

You can visit the Ontario County Clerk’s Office located at:

20 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Phone: (585) 396-4200
E-mail: matthew.hoose@co.ontario.ny.us

Hours
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Copy fees are as follows:

Recorded or filed documents – per page: $0.65
Recorded or filed documents – minimum charge: $1.30
Prepare and certify a copy – per page: $1.25
Prepare and certify a copy – minimum charge: $5.00
Exemplified: $15.00

Mail

You can also send a copy request by mail with a self addressed stamped envelope and $0.65 cents per page, with a minimum charge of $1.30 per document, to:

Ontario County Clerk’s Office
20 Ontario St.
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Online

You can also search for Ontario County Clerk’s land records online at:
https://countyfusion1.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Ontario

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